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FOX
Aug 10, 2009 7:00am EDT
quote are getting ready for the 2012 olympics. hopefully they'll vote yes for women to be able to fight. >> reporter: what did you have to overcome to be legit in the olympics? >> well i think the biggest on stock -- obstacle is men. >> reporter: those men. >> not wanting to put girls on the shows. this is the one reason why we're having these all female shows. hopefully they will say yes. i'm pretty sure they will. a lot of people want it. so what we're doing is just having a place so that the girls can get ring experience, so they will be prepared. >> reporter: so tell me about
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 5:00am EDT
- inflicted gunshot wound when he was found. >> those who were involved in special olympics maryland reflect on and eunice kennedy shriver. >> some good news for credit card holders. >> if you are getting ready to go out there on area roads, it is looking good so far. will u >> so far so good. >> we do a great job. >> we are happy to report it is looking good out there. no delays yet. no incidents to report. 54 miles per hour is your average speed on the northeast corner. overall, running smoothly on the roadways. here is a live view outside checking the white marsh area. this is a spot we like to check. we normally see early morning delays. it is moving well. fort mchenry tunnel is checking out fine. no problems to report. here is a live look at traffic on the northeast corner near hartford world. -- rep hartford road. -- near hartford road. >> we are looking pretty good. no delays to report right now. the light rail is on time along with the metro subway. a few construction diversions. the 36 bus diverting. 21 bus with a diversion on a pennsylvania and the dolphin. organizations ar
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
special needs. the special olympic torch led the procession today into the church, where athletes delivered a welcome that moved mourners to tears. noticeably missing today, eunice's brother, senator ted kennedy. he is nearby at the family compound, battling brain cancer. a spokesman for the family said ted kennedy's schedule is, quote, day to day. and right now, eunice's family and close friends are attending private burialed followed by a lunch at the kennedy family compound and a nearby club. nbc's ann thompson is here with me on the cape. ann, who has known the kennedys so many years, who came from this area and has deep roots here, this is really another one of those moments for hyannis. >> i think so. you saw hundreds of people literally lining south street here, catching -- trying to catch a glimpse of the family. and then when they brought out the casket of eunice kennedy shriver, there was applause. and then as each family drove by for bobby kennedy jr., for caroline kennedy and her family, there was subsequent applause. and people here at the cape really love the kennedy
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 11:00pm EDT
passion for innovative story telling. don hewitt was 86 years old. >>> if you want to be an olympic swimmer there are now three u.s. centers to choose from, and one of them is baltimore's aquatic hub. the north baltimore aquatic club has an olympic track record. seven winners have trained here, michael phelps the greatest among them. even so it's an honor to be named one of only three professional and post-grad training centers in the u.s. by the olympic committee. what this means for the north baltimore aquatic teams located here at meadowbrook is money and support. the united states olympic committee will help it become a state of the art training center, giving it everything it needs to create elite teams of potential olympic swimmers. the usoc will make sure top coaches provide athletes with training, education, jobs, physical therapy, and that they have the funds to travel and compete. the other two swimmers are in charlotte, north carolina, and fullerton, california. ironically, that's where north baltimore alum katie hoff has announced she is going. hoff is moving out west to
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
special olympics." she taught our nation and our world that no physical barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit. it is that spirit that is being honored now. >> it was because of her sister rosemary that eunice shriver started having a camp at her home for people with disabilities. it eventually became the special olympics. >> her family was at her side when she passed away at 88-years old. >> i don't think there is a finer example of a person tech grew up with great wealth but focused that wealth and that intensity on really reaching out to the world's marginalized citizens, those folks who have been ignored and beaten down by our society. as a human being and a woman, she was a force of nature. >> there are pictures of eunice shriver throughout the building. for that athletes and their families, eunice shriver's dedication to special olympics has made a big difference in her lines. >> because of her vision, i have gotten to do so much, being involved in special olympics and outside, getting to do the best i can in all that i was able to achieve. >> special olympics has grown
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 7:00am EDT
special olympics and the other activities in which she was involve and photos of the family which you see right there. so much more ahead this morning. back to you. >> and she left quite a legacy. >> of course maria shriver, her famous daughter, the first lady of california. and actually mrs. shriver and sergeant shriver had five children and all of them really well accomplished in everything e contie to follow this one. thank you so much. >>> and the latest onhe forecast today from tony perkins. another scorcher. termpesteurthatn i wih wi termpteatures in the 90s. hopefully it won't be quite as hot as yesterday. the current conditions reported at reagan national, 75 right now. relative humidity is at 87%. the winds are calm. the barometic pressure 29.90. and it has been falling. here is a look at the satellite radar for the region. you'll see a few more clouds moving in over us. again, not the cloudiest skies we've seen, but our mpskies wil feature a fair amount of cloud cover throughout the course of the day. we did have thunderstorms move through eastern portions of the viewing are
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
discussing this yesterday. the maryland special olympics, take it away, pal. >> all right. thank you. we are live, the home of the summer maryland special olympics and we are remembering kennedy shriver today, an amazing life, and a champion in more ways than one. we will have the story live from townsend university when the eyewitness news rolls on. >> it is now 15 past 6:00. >> a watch warning, advisory, no watches or warnings or advisory for heat nor severe weather although we have even thunder showers forecasted to. nothing severe is expected. right now on v hill, 72, barely a breeze if there is one out of the northwest. barometer is 29.88. ocean city, 80. 75 d. c., 70 cumberland, west minister, 68. 73 columbia, it is, these temperatures aren't that far from where they were the past couple of days, they're not as hot but still in the ball game. what has changed is the humidity it is not really intense. you will foo el what we are talking about a -- feel what we are talking about. we have the low pressure offshore and it is dragging moisture right through the mid atlantic offshore, an
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 5:00am EDT
thrill-seekers hanging in the balance. >> plus, her olympic size heart and her struggle to survive. next at 5:15, loved ones are traveling from near and far to be at the bedside of eunice shriver. >>> our time is 5:14. updating the top store this the news for today, the president is hitting the road to sell his health care reformplan. this afternoon he's holding a town hall meeting in portsmouth, new hampshire. the president is trying to refute what he says are myths and misconceptions about his plan. the white house yesterday announced the launch of a new website that it says will help people better understand the issue and help people separate fact from fiction. >> divers will return to the hudson river this morning. they are hoping to find the last victim in saturday's crash between a small plane and a sight-seeing helicopter. nine people were killed. yesterday, the plane's wreckage was discovered 60 feet below water in the middle of the river. >> six people in china have been killed by a typhoon but the death toll is expected to rise. so far, about 80 people have died across th
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 6:24pm EDT
makeover. >>> we are six months away from the start of the 2010 winter olympics. we will take a look apartment behind the scenes preparations for those games. >>> coming up in sports the redskins getting ready to kick off their first preseason game in baltimore. a base-brawl punishment has been handed down. it is official. the wizards signed their new big man. y. >>> now a look at the stories making headlines tonight. >> the health care debate continues to rage in town halls across the country. nonpartisan fact checking groups are accusing both sides of the distortions. factcheck.org says president obama is being untruthful when he says health care reform is going to be paid for. we don't know who will be paying for it yet. >>> the federal reserve left interest rates unchanged today. that's yet another sign central bank believes the economy is starting to even out. it proves housing picture and surge in the stock market are key factors contributing to that rosier outlook. >>> a charles county judge is accused of flattening the tires of a woman that parked in a restricted area. the in
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 5:00am EDT
ravens stadium. i hope you have a fantastic day. >> the 21st olympic games are under way now. the city of vancouver is making the final preparations. a brand new airport is being completed on time. it will transport 100,000 passengers each day. >> none of us thought that we would be at this time talking about budgets and finances and making it all work. that is the reality of it. we are getting it done. >> the nation has never won gold while hosting the olympic games during its previous times. we are your official olympic station. we will broadcast the games in their entirety. >> and they are trying to determine a chicago will host the olympics in the future. coming up, >> examining the culture of violence in baltimore city. that story is straight ahead. >> i am a call killion in washington. recovering from the recession. that story is coming up in our project economy report. >> and upper level low is around the area. we have a chance of showers and storms. i will let you know what the weekend is looking like the coming up. >> we will update you on conditions on the ears perk expr
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
where mourners lit candles from the special olympics torch. chris clackum has our report. >> reporter: only the closest of family and friends were allowed in for eunice kennedy shriver's funeral. so the streets, the procession traveled were packed. a procession led by a torched-bearing special olympian who offered the first tribute. >> she was chosen to have a life to serve others. the weakest of the weak, the castaways, the throwaways of society at the time they would say the mentally retarded. and i am one of those people. >> reporter: brother teddy couldn't attend because of his battle with brain cancer. but poignant moments were provided by shriver's grandchildren. >> thank you for teaching me to help people in immediate. >> reporter: it was daughter maria, though, who lit up the service with a true tes of her adventurous mother. >> mommy wore men's pants. she smoked cuban cigars and played tackle football. she was scary smart and not afraid to show it. >> reporter: it brought the gathering to tear was a poem she wrote recently with her mom. >> you are the star in my sky. you are
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 11:00pm EDT
will be remembered as the other of special olympics. she taught our nation and our world that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the spirit. our reporter has more on her impact on maryland. >> it was because of her sister that she started to having camp shriver at her home. that was for people with disabilities. it eventually became special olympics. her family was at her side when she passed away at 88 years of age. she has dedicated her life to the idea that people with disabilities could achieve more than what anyone thought. >> she grew up with great privilege and access and wealth and focused that on reaching out to the world's marginalized citizens. there are generations of people who have been ignored and beaten down by society. she is a force of nature. >> there are pictures of her throughout the building of special olympics in maryland. for the athletes and their families, her dedication to special olympics has made a big difference in their lives. >> because of her vision, i have gotten in to do so much being involved with special olympics. i have been able to a
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 9:00am EDT
special olympics. karen brown takes a look back. >> reporter: although she lived in the shadow of her more famous relatives, eunice kennedy have shriver had a long list of accomplishments of her own. she was a tireless advocate for the mentally challenged. shriver founded the special olympics in 1968, using sports as a way to empower the intellectually handicapped. that is event is still going strong with 2 million people in 160 nations around the world taking part in the sports competitions and programs. >> by your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation, a message of hope, a message of victory. >> reporter: she also spent plenty of time on the campaign trail with her husband sergeant shriver who ran for vice president in 1972 and her kennedy brothers. shriver watched proudly as daughter maria's husband took california politics by storm. >> my mother-in-law is the true terminator and she gives us all orders and you do this and that and she is all over the place and very enthusiastic and very strong. >> reporter: but it was shriver's work for the men
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
michael phelps after a car accident there thursday night. they say the olympic gold medalist presented them with an invalid michigan driver's license after the minor incident. phelps lived in michigan between the 2004 and 2008 olympics. police also cited him for failure to establish residency in maryland. investigators say the other driver did cause the accident when she ran a red light. she'll be cited for failure to obey a red light and causing an accident. >>> you only get one shot at a second chance. that's a quote from michael vick, that's how he describes his new contract with the philadelphia eagles. the team introduced the troubled quarterback yesterday in philadelphia. vick sigd a contract that could pay him almost $7 million over two years. but northern of that money is actually guaranteed. he said he's sorry for what he did and is ready to focus on the future. >> i know as we all know in the past, i made some mistakes, i have done some terrible things, made a horrible mistake. and now i want to be part of the solution and not the problem. >> vick may not be able to
WHUT
Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
hopefully we'll get the message across that squash is still the only racquet sport not at the olympics and should be there. >>khan: this is our main target right now. >>reporter: squash has been lobbying for olympic inclusion since 1986 and is hoping that from a shortlist including golf, rugby and baseball, it'll be one of 2 new sports selected for the 2016 games >>wezel: when it becomes eventually an olympic game, as we all hope, i think then it will definitelywill see a round the world more squash participation. >>reporter: it's certainly a very good way to work up a sweat, but quite apart from being healthy, squash would undoubtedly trump its olympic rivals if it came to judging which sport had the most unusual starting pointà >>jong: well, the fact that i'm in a confined space, surrounded by 4 fairly high walls may give you a clue as to the origins of the sport. because it wasn't invented by some bored pe teacher, or some posh public schoolboysàit was invented by the lags in a london prisonà >>reporter: one assumes the inmates in fleet prison weren't as fleet of foot as those pl
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. find out who wasn't able to attend. >>> and there are new details from olympic swimmer michael phelps ' car accident in baltimore last night. now here's katie couric with a preview of the cbs evening news. >>> hi there, peggy. coming up the rocking fight over woodstock 40 years later. where did it really happen? that story in assignment america and much more tonight only in the cbs evnews right after 9 news now. every day about 30 women in the u.s. learn that they have cervical cancer. that's why i chose to get my daughter vaccinated. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated when her doctor and i agreed that the right time to protect her is now. because it's about prevention. (nice) gardasil is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against four types of hpv. two types that cause seventy percent of cervical cancer and two more types that cause other hpv diseases. i chose to get my daughter vaccinated because the cdc recommends that girls her age get vaccinated. gardasil does not treat cervical cancer or other hpv diseases. side effects include: pain, swelling, itching, bruis
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
future... >>> to as the sister of president john f. kennedy, founder of the special olympics and mother of california first lady. she died this morning at the age of 88. we took a look at the life of one woman, and how she could affect sell many. >> it was important for this 15 year-old to write a condolence letter for a woman he never met. a woman who believed in him. >> thank you for starting the special olympics. have a wonderful life in heaven. >> she earned a special place in hards when she founded the special olympics in 1968. >> [unintelligible] >> realized early on that she did not have to serve as president to carry on the public service tradition in her family. >> you have taught us that what really counts is the courageous spirit and the generous heart. >> that is how shriver is being remembered. the work is now legacy. the 88-year-old suffered a series of strokes and di at cape cod hospital early tuesday morning. >> my mother has been, you know, a key leader in the field of mental retardation special needs, and and disabilities. >> in a statement released by her famil
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 11:00am EDT
: through the special olympic, eunice kennedy shriver championed the rights of the mentally disabled on the field and off. when her health turned for the worst followed by her debt, condell lenses poured in -- condolences poured in from more than 40 heads of state including the pope. >> the pope sent his prayers on behalf of thefamily before she passed. >> reporter: shriver founded the special olympics in 1968 inspiraled by her sister rosemary who was mentally disabled. started as a camp in her home in potomac, maryland it grew into a worldwide movement. >> she's a civil rights pioneer. she started this movement of accepting and including people with intellectual disabilities. that transcended the playing field. >> reporter: in a statement the shriver family said she was light of our lives, a grandmother, mother, sister, awntses who -- aunt who taught us by example. her work transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the globe and they in turn are her living legacy. at special olympics washington headquarter, a photo gallery honors her memory and on the website her words
FOX
Aug 12, 2009 5:00am EDT
olympics international organization which she helped found. >>> looking ahead to 8:00, holly is live at union station where she could witness a world record this morning. we'll give you a include t involves denim jeans and other clothing and it is for a good cause. >>> good wednesday morning. it is 5:00. there with two. it is august 12th. as tucker mentioned, it is warm outside and the humidity will be really out there. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> and i'm steve chenevey. it seems to me, tony, we are feeling that humidity in here as well. >> warm inside of our studios. i think they keep the heat on overnight. >> must be a man-woman thing pause it feels pretty good to me. >> we'll see how you feel later. >> yeah, humid here and outside as well. run showers off to the west. i won't rowle utah rain shower -- i won't rule out rain shower inisg. y us r thus this rn elative humidity reis # #% and is # #% and the temperature is 77. --th -reatreand and wee temperature is 77. couple of of showers here and there during the course of the morning hours and another chance of that later on today. your fore
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
olympics, which now boasts more than 1 million participants in different countries. shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital, surrounded by families. coming up, we'll hear from more olympians on the legacy she left behind. >>> opponents to obama's healthcare reform made their voices heard. hundreds marched and lined up with signs, speaking out against reform. joel brown has the latest now for wjz from washington. >>> opponents and supporters of the president's plan to overhaul healthcare drew the battle lines outside his new hampshire town home. >> healthcare for all! healthcare for all! >> reporter: while loud protestors made their case outside -- >> first time in 68 years that i've protested. >> reporter: inside, president obama tried to regain control of the debate, by taking on the critics who have dominated town hall meetings with lawmakers across the country. >> where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real. not over these wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to anything that has actually been proposed. >> the president is changing his focus,
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
history books. she brought hope and she brought promise to millions after founding the special olympics. the compassion that she had for her mentally disabled sister, rosemary, greatly influenced her advocacy for others with special needs. now only two members of that original kennedy dynasty remain, but the next generation is already carrying on their legacy. and the kennedy family, well known here in cape cod, the family's hyannis port compound has served as their sanctuary for decades. and what does this area mean to the kennedys? >> i think for the kennedys, it was a place they could come and relax. it started as a vacation home for them, joe kennedy bought the first home on the compound in hyannis port, and over the years, it has been a place they come to gather for weddings, for celebrations, for birthdays, and also in times of tragedy. but it's a place where the kennedys are known, but it's not like they're celebrities. this is a really laid back place. it's not very fancy. they live on a public street and they're part of the community. they come here for mass on weekends and bot
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
brother, ted kennedy who has been battling a brain tumor said though the special olympics will be her enduring monument in our family she'll be remembered as a loyal and treasured wife to sarge and a wonderful mother and grandmother. her daughter maria shrivers husband, california governor arnold schwarzenegger called his mother-in-law the light of the family. president obama said that shriver will be remembered as a champion for people with intellectual disabilities who taught our nation and the world that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit. inspired by the struggles of her mentally disabled sister. she organized the first special olympics in 1968. lis torians have long documented shriver's achievements. >> she accomplished something most politicians never even aspired to. she changed the way america faced the moral question, how it treated the mentally disabled. >> reporter: shriver's legacy will live on through the work of her children and the special olympics which now has a million participants in more than 150 countries. drew levinson, c
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
olympics will be her enduring monument, in our family, she'll be remembered as a loyal and loving sister, a treasured wife to sarge, and a wonderful mother and grandmother." shriver is also survived by her husband, five children, and 19 grandchildren. daughter maria shriver's husband, california governor arnold schwarzenegger, called his mother-in-law the light of the family. president obama said that shriver will be remembered as a champion for people with intellectual disabilities. who taught our nation and our world that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit. inspired in part by the struggles of her mentally disabled sister, eunice kennedy shriver organized the first special tick olympic in 19-- special olympics in 1968. the stories have long documented sharif's achievements. >> she accomplished something most politicians never even aspire to. she changed the way america faced the moral question -- how it treated the metropolitanly disabled. >> reporter: and shriver's legacy will live on through the work of her children and the special olympic
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
olympics. >> at the headquarters in northwest washington, one lone flower sets of the base of eunice kennedy shriver's total. one of her olympians, now a board member, says she changed his life and countless others. >> she did not build houses. she changed people's attitude. >> there is sadness here but also a celebration of accomplishment. >> well done. >> she founded the special olympics back in 1968. she told winning by your efforts is better than any gain. >> don't keep them away from something that can change their lives and give them a new vision. >> she was the fifth of nine children. her sister was mentally disabled. she was a living prayer. one nephew said it was eunice kennedy shriver who should have been president. she and not her brothers was the most impressive figure in the family. >> because she had such a drive. she was so committed. she really was a tireless, fearsome advocate for this cause. >> there was still -- there is still work to do and that is why she stayed involved with special olympics to the end. >> i learned from her that if we listen, we can get
CBS
Aug 16, 2009 8:30am EDT
, telling drivers to stop. this signal is the first of its kind in the district. >>> olympic swimming champion michael phelps was in a car accident thursday evening. baltimore police say the other driver was at fault. police tell us the driver of the other car ran a red light and crashed into phelps' cadillac escalade. he was not hurt in the crash but a unidentified woman was taken to the hospital as precaution. he was cited for not having a maryland license and his license for michigan expired. >>> an update on the search for someone where police came up empty. bell's boyfriend said he left her body in their search area. >>> a news conference was called to talk about abortion. he says it's not a priority in his campaign but says it's his obligation to draw distinction between he and his opponents. >> women sounds pretty good to me. >> reporter: supporters cheered his stand on abortion rights at a news conference. >> i trust women to make these choices. i'm not afraid to say so. >> if a man has opportunity, someone else to choose what goes on with their body, they would be in
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
farewell today to eunice kennedy shriver, the founder of the special olympics and a memr of american royalty. a public week begins in the hour in her home state of massachusetts. pamela brown spoke with those who knew her, showing how far her loving touch reached. >> eunice kennedy shriver is remembered as an estimate -- inspiration for those with intellectual disabilities. this is one of the lives she personally touched. he grew up in an institution but as soon as becoming a special olympics athletes he realized there was no limits to success. >> it brings a barrier, showing people what our abilities are. we can still overcome our disabilities. >> now a global and batch sater, he has been a guest in her house and read -- remembers the experience -- now a global ambassador. >> we set up a table, we got to see her show photos of her brothers. >> thousands are expected to line up for the public wake. but here locally, those involved with the special olympics are also paying respects. >> i got a card and brought it to the national office just to show our low -- show our love. o
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
, eunice kennedy- shriver had a legacy of her own. she founded the special olympics in 1968, using sports as a way to empower the intellectually handicapped. that event is still going strong, with many taking part in its sports programs and competition. >> by your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. a message of hope. a message of victory. >> reporter: she also spent plenty of time on the campaign trail, with her husband, sergeant shriver, who ran for vice president in 1972, and her kennedy brothers. shriver watched proudly as daughter maria's husband took california politics by storm. >> my mother-in-law is the true terminator. and she gives us all orders and says, you do this, and you do that. and she is all over the place. and she is very enthusiastic. and very strong. >> reporter: biit was shriver's work for the mentally disabled that brought her accolades and a champion for the developmentally disadvantaged. >> reporter: up until recently, shriver lived in montgomery county. the first special olympics was held in her own backyard. coming up, we'll
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 11:00am EDT
morning, above all she will be remembered as the founder of the special olympics. and that's where we begin this morning with kimberly suitors. at the headquarters with more on this story. >> eunice kennedy shriver, the sister made a name for herself in true public service. at a special olympics ceremony, the athletes paused for their founder and for inspiration. >> she is as much of a hero of every one of these athletes as one of mine. >> photographic trites to the woman that believed there is no limit to the human spirit. >> she would always say what more can you be doing? that's a phrase i take to my heart every day, and i say what more can i be doing? i take that in my personal life and work life. i hope that that phrase, people will take and think of when they proach iclife. what your can you be doing? >> after her death this morning, the shriver family said this. she set out to change the world and to change us, and she did that and more. she founded the movement that became special olympics, the largest movement for acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disab
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
as being the founder of the special olympics. >> made her home in bethesda. her daughter is maria shriver, the first lady of california, married to schwarzenegger. buagain, eunice kennedy shriver dead this morning at the age of 88. sympathies going out to her family this morning. >> without a doubt. we'll have more on that through outthe morning. >>> let's check in with knowny. we mentioned the meteor shower and the question is with all the haze that wave had the last couple of days, are we going to be able to see anything. i think we'll have a fair a cloud cover tonight. tucker said he saw a meteor coming in this morning but for tonight, for the peak viewing time, we'll have a fair number of clouds. so i think it will depend on where you are this evening. so we'll see. i don't have great hopes about seeing that activity. we'll see. let's take a look at what is happening. we'll go back to yesterday and the temperatures, 97 degrees was the high at reagan national. that was one degree shy of tying the record. we did break a record at dulles international. it got to 97 degrees there.
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
and ted kennedy. but shriver is best known as the founder of special olympics. >> thank you, all the citizens of canada for honoring the special olympians. >> reporter: at special olympics d.c. headquarters, visitors signed a condolence book. >> i've done bowling, track, skiing, sailing. >> reporter: special olympic athletes like gary barnes say eunice kennedy shriver's legacy goes far beyond just creating a sporting event. >> she opened doors for us. if it wasn't for her, a lot of us might be in institutions or we might not even be able to have jobs. >> reporter: special olympics president brady lumberg remembers once telling shriver he wished he could have seen the organization's earlydays. >> she looked at me stern in the face and said, brady, special olympics is owned by the future, not the past. >> reporter: but the genesis of special olympics was always root sinede k kdymily history. eunice' oldest sister, rosemary was born with brain damage and her life led to a lifetime commitment by eunice to improve the lives of disabled people. >> she was really one of the most compassiona
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> dear mrs. shriver, thank you for starting special olympics. have a wonderful life in heaven. love, 15 years old, special olympian. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver earned a special place in millions of hearts when she founded the special olympics in 1968. >> as the mother of a special olympian, it's changed his life. >> reporter: she realized early on she didn't have to serve as president to carry on the family's tradition of public service. >> you have taught us what truly counts is the courageous spirit and the generous heart. >> reporter: a courageous spirit and generous heart is how she is being remembered. her work is now her legacy. the 88-year-old suffered a series of strokes in recent years and died at cape cod hospital early tuesday morning. >> my mother has been, you know, a key leader in the field of mental retardation, special needs, intellectual disabilities. >> reporter: her sole surviving brother edward kennedy is battling brain cancer. in a statement released, shriver is described as amazing, a living prayer, and a center of power. senator kennedy said his earli
NBC
Aug 17, 2009 7:00am EDT
the 100 meters, finishing in 9.58 seconds. he took .01 off his record set at the beijing olympics. >>> y.e. yang of south korea won the pga championship on sunday by beating tiger woods marking the first time woods lost after holding the lead heading into the final round. stunning upset indeed. >>> 7:12 right now. you're up to date. back to matt, ann and stephanie. he was virtually an unknown until yesterday. now that has changed. >> he apparently didn't read the papers that said it was basically tiger's turn when he was going to win. good luck -- or congratulations. >> i don't think he read the memo that it is a sleeveless day? >> i'm sleeveless under this janet. the shirt is actually just a dickie. >>> stephanie abrams is here filling in while al is taking a day off. stephanie? >> hi, guys. everyone's sleeveless because it is hot here in new york city. it was yesterday and it will be yet again today. let's look at how hot it's going to get. into the 90s. we actually have a heat advisory here throughout new york city. we're 10 to 15 degrees above average. the rest of the >> ann,
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00am EDT
olympics, and scott hamilton. he earned the gold medal in figure skating. he's a board member of special olympics as well. vanessa, without her, eunice kennedy shriver, there would be no special olympics, would there? >> absolutely not. she was a remarkable woman filled with hope and faith and she touched every person's lives she came across, and people all over the world. special olympics is truly a movement, and once you join the family, you never leave. i started out as an artist singing on the very special christmas album back in '92, and i have not only been a fan but signed on as a board member for the international olympics and have traveled the world, been able to speak, dine and be part of an amazing organization where eunice kennedy shriver was the leader. >> scott, what struck you most about her and her passion for the special olympics? >> she was a force. anyone in her presence felt her passion, felt her energy. and you just wanted to -- you just wanted to be a part of it. she was an amazing woman. her energy, her drive, and the fact that she took on a segment of our
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
at a church in cape cod. the founder of the special olympics passed away on tuesday at the age of 88. allison joins us now from centerville, massachusetts with more on the story. allison. >> reporter: so many people have been here visiting today. among the visitors, of course, clergy and members of eunice kennedy shriver's family. and many people from the special olympics, athletes who explain w kennedy shriver changed their lives. >> there is so much idealism in my family and eunice's life is such an example of the best of our country. >> friends and family today remember eunice kennedy shriver, the sister of president john f. kennedy. but she is perhaps more well known and respected for her compassion and drive and founding the special olympics. >> she was constant activity and she was one of the greatest organizationers of humanity that has ever lived. >> reporter: kennedy shriver died tuesday at cape cod hospital. she was 88 years old and suffered a serious of strokes in recent years. today at this public wake at our lady of victory church, cardinal shaun o'malley paid a visit
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 10:00pm EDT
olympics. >> thank you, all the citizens of canada, for honoring the special olympians disblrn at special olympics d.c. headquarter, visitors sign add condolence book -- signed a condolence book. >> i've done bowling, track, skiing. >> reporter: special olympians say eunice kennedy shriver's legacy goes far beyond. >> we might not be able to have jobs. >> reporter: special olympics president recalled once telling shriver he wished he could have seen the organization's early days. >> she looked me stern in the face and said brady, special olympics is owned by the future, not the past. >> reporter: but the nesis of special olympics was always rooted in kennedy history. rosemary's life led to a lifetime commitment by eunice to improve the lives of disabled people. >> she was really one ever the most compassion in the members of the family [ inaudible ] while the brothers entered the world of politics, eunice found another way to serve. >> she's the perfect example of this public service ethic beyond political office and the mobility of that, the best of that. >> reporter: she died at
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
kennedy shriver's life's work. the establishment of special olympics. her goal she said was to demonstrate that people with mental retardation are capable of remarkable achievements in sports, education, employment, and beyond. it began in 1962 as a summer camp at her home in maryland. and led to the first special olympic summer games held at chicago's soldier field in 1968. 1,000 athletes from 26 states in canada competed. today, the games have more than 1.3 million participates in over 150 countries. in 1984, ronald reagan awarded the highest civilian honor. for decent si and goodness touched the lives of many. eunice kennedy shriver deserves america's love. >> born to privilege, she made her life's work helping those who had little. she wrote special olympians, is proof the value of human life should be manied in nemany ways eunice kennedy shriver was 88. >> and thanks to eunice kennedy shriver. there are now 3.2 million special olympics athletes. >> on 9news now at 9:00 a.m., brady talked about her legacy. >> in its adopted population that had been marginnized for centuries
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, though the special olympics will always be a monument to her, he she will always be remembered as a wonderful sister, wonderful mother, wonderful wife. california governor arnold schwarzenegger said his mother changed his life when she drafted him for the special olympics. they -- president obama described her as a woman that cannot restrain the mental spirit. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver orinized -- organized the first special olympics in 1968. >> she preferred to be with the athletes, with the coaches. and really, what mattered the most, to make the most difference for their lives. >> in hyannis, visitors dedicated to her brother, president john f. kennedy wrote special condolences. >> here's the highlight of her own life that supersedes the tragedies. and it's a legacy. >> reporter: a legacy of service, carried on by shriver's five children. and a legacy of hope for nearly 3 million special olympic athletes. in more than 180 countries. drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> shriver's ties to maryland brought the special olympic games here to college park and olympic headqu
FOX
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
puhe public. aptee yblcod, icape cod, she's best known for starting the special olympics and the former first lady nancy reagan says she deserves love. and arnold schwarzenegger -- schwarzenegger credits her for putting him where he is. >> and her lasting legacy, the special olympics and we'll look at what her work has meant. >>> also, coming up next, the controversial check points in some of d.c.'s most troublesome neighborhoods. now, the now, there's a new fight to bring them back. >>> and trouble on the track for metro, we're used to six and eight car trains, but there could be a mixup. what is it to lead? at pnc, it's doing what most benefits our customers. whether that's building more certifd green buildings an anyone earth. creating online baing tools for the next generation. or making a 10 year, $100 million investment in kids. it's how 've always done business. and will for a very long time to come. pnc. leading the way. >>> metro had hard weeks after the crash in june. a worker was killed on the track last weekend. last month, a train had ten cars an the platforms aren't
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, who was born mentally retarded. she founded the special olympics in 1968, inviting people with mental disabilities to showcase their abilities. >> each time you run and jump, you will save others everywhere , "come to our world, where we are free, free to choose our sport." >> her husband, at sargent shriver, co-founded the peace corps and ran for vice president with george mcgovern in 1972. pearse son-in-law, arnold schwarzenegger, is governor of california. she produced a television special on religious faith, binding the kennedys through generations. she focused on the story of mary and jesus. >> that kind of a lesson, "if i had a faith, i can change the world of." >> another time to turn to prayer and each other. >> president obama has released a statement saying that she will be remembered as "i checked in for people to intellectual disabilities and as an extraordinary -- a champion for people with intellectual disabilities at an extraordinary example that note barrier can restrained the example of the human spirit." tonight at 5:00, we will have a reaction from the specia
NBC
Aug 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. coming up this morning, an olympic rematch. >> yes. former michael phelps, back in the pool at the world swimming championships in rome, facing the guy who almost spoiled his olympic gold medal winning streak. you'll certainly remember this race. the closest thing in phelps amazing olympic run. took it by a fraction of a second. the guy he beat, guess what? still think hess won. >> of course he does. i didn't get to go to a lot of events but i was at that "vent, and i mean, everyone was standing waiting to see what happened. i guess everyone was doing that at home, too. even if you saw it on the television screen -- >> looked like the same time. only one gip got the medal. >> true. >> rivalry, an added twist. controversial swimsuits. much more on that. >>> did you know august is a great month to go shoching. turns out there are amazing deals you can only find this time of year. we're going to tell what you they are in just a bit. >> you love every month for shopping. >> what month isn't great? if we're being honest. >> and summer jobs. the jo
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
traffic information any time, log onto wjz.com. >>> thank you. olympic superstar michael phelps has a run in with the law after being involve in a multiple-vehicle accident. gigi is live in mount vernon with the details. >> reporter: good morning. all of the debris from the accidents is now clean up this morning, but it is still under investigation. michael phelps was driving through the mount vernon area last night when he collided with a car traveling north. the impact force both to strike a vehicle in the area. two cars collided at an intersection. >> we don't know, we know there was a collision and two cars driving and collided and we'll find out if alcohol was a factor, look at red lights, put it all together. >> reporter: the air bag of michael phelps's did inflate. the female driver was transport to the hospital as a recaution. we have video of michael phelps sitting in the ambulance giving a statement but he did not suffer any injuries. they're trying to determine what caused the collision and who was at fault. they say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. poli
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
. >> celebrating the life of eunice kennedy shriver. how the special olympics founder is being remembered today. >> live at the abc 7 weather center, not quite as hot today but we could see showers to cool us off >> good morning wash. welcome back. it is 6:30 on this thursday, august 13. i'm alison starling. >> i'm julie parker in for doug mckelway. weather and traffic every 10 minutes. ryan is here with the forecast. >> going to feel better each day. shifting the temperature down a couple of degrees. shine.lile more sunshine. side. the rain is enough to get it it will be a nice little soaking for your yard, if your yard is still ave.li look at the fog this morning. 73 downtown. we'll talk to adam in 10 minutes about the extended outlook. >> we had a few things. looking at 270 and middle brook road. we had an accident. wires down earlier. that has been cleared up now. the ramp off of 270 northbound, the traffic away from us to get on the middle brook road, that ramp has been reopened and traffic can get by once again. we go out to the outer vicinity of new hampshire avenue. no
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 4:30am EDT
participated in the special olympics. today's service will feature traditional irish music and eulogies from her grandchildren. >>> navy pilot michael speicher will be buried in jacksonville, florida, today. speicher died on the first night of 1991 gulf war. but his remains were just recently found and returned home yesterday. today speicher's casket will travel in a motorcade through jacksonville passing by the city's war memorial before being buried during a private ceremony. >>> the fifth largest commuter rail service could be days away from a strike. the union representing b.a.,t. has rejected management's final offer which they say amounts to a 7% pay cut. b.a.,t.'s board of directors meets today and is ready to impose the deal. the union members will go on strike if they do, they say. >>> it is big news, the world of pro football. disgraced quarterback michael vick will play in the nfl, a surprise for many in the league as well as for fans. vick's new team will be the philadelphia eagles. originally one of the 26 teams that said they wouldn't sign the 29-year-old. vick was once the lea
NBC
Aug 1, 2009 6:30pm EDT
photo finish at the olympic, michael phelps back in the water photo finish at the olympic, michael phelps back in the water against his closest competition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, instant gratification is something we usually don't associate with goff programs especially when it comes to stimulating the economy, but that's just what the $1 billion cash for clunkers provided has provide ailing auto dealers and ailing consumers. it's meant to get drivers behind the wheels of new fuel efficient models. congress is move iing quickly t jekt billions more into the program despite critics who warn the government can't afford to keep playing a bailout card. but in the meantime, today there was brisk business in many new car showroom as buyers race to trade in clunkers before the cash is all gone. our report tonight from nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: the invigorated cash for clunkers program drew even more customers to westfield ford outside chicago today. >> the this program has made it seem like it used to be. >> the good old days. >> the good
PBS
Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
american troops there? and eunice kennedy shriver, a founder of the special olympics, dead at the age of 88. >> president kennedy said that if she had been a man, she would have been president instead of jack. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a wild week on the health care front, the president has been trying to squelch reports that the health care reform includes a plan to kill old people. republican senator chuck grassley helped to keep the talks going. >> i don't have problems with things like living wills, but they ought to be done within the family. we should not have a government program that determines when to pull the plug on grandma. >> let's see if we can play this thing to rest is the obama administration planning to pull the plug on grandma, jeanne? >> no, they are not planning to do that. this is one of those divisions that either because it is poorly written or because people see a benefit in it has been clearly misinterpreted. but it is -- what is is a reimbursement for services and seniors that want to write a living will ca
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
gold medals at the beijing olympics of course has agreed to swim against nba star shaquille o'neal as part of a new reality tv show called "shaq vs" on abc. the general manager of the aquatic center says members of the club where phelps trains has been invited to watch abc tape the spectacle. and i'm sure it will be. >>> there is word tonight that olympic swim esch katie hoff is switching coaches and training locations according to the baltimore sun. her coach says hoff has decided to leave the north baltimore aquatic club where she has trained since 2003 for a california training center to prepare to the 2012 olympic games. >>> all right. here is a breakdown on the weather. earlier this afternoon, ehit some very heavy thunderstorm activity, and also a possible tornado that was in the upper atmosphere, did not reach the ground in southern maryland. you'll notice all the storms are moving down towards the south and east, so they will not hit ocean city. they'll pass over assateague. what we are watching is this area of storms up here in pennsylvania. let me go ahead and zoom into the r
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
family. she changed the lives of disabled people by creating the special olympics. tom fitzgeralds herewith more. >> reporter: shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years. all 19 of her grandchildren were at her side. shriver was the fifth of nine kennedy children, but unlike her brothers who entered the world of politics, shriver found another way to serve, inspired by her older sister, rose mary who was born with brain damage, she dedicated her lives to those and set up special olympics. special olympics has set up a website to offer condolences online and at their tpháers 19th street building. >> to read the tributes that people are putting on there, in addition to that, we are setting p an area here if people want to stop by and pay respects and condolences. they're more than welcome to visit the headquarters. >> reporter: funeral arrangements so far have not been announced by the family. eunice kennedy shriver's death leaves senator ted kennedy and his sier jean kennedy smith leave the remaining survivors of the immediate kennedy family. >>> the news edge on the
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 5:30pm EDT
crashing downtown baltimore. olympic gold medal swimmer wrecked the suv in a collision last night. >> tonight baltimore city police say the other driver was at fault. keith live at the scene of the accident with the very latest tonight. what can you tell us. >>reporter: well we are live at the corner of north calvert and east meddle street. people who live in the neighborhood call it a dangerous intersection. they say car accidents happen here frequently and of course the latest crash involved michael phelps. now police say a woman driving a honda accord ran a red light and crashed into phelps cadillac escalade suv. now it happened just before 9:00 o'clock last night. police say the honda driver was shaken up. a witness snapped this picture of phelps at the scene sitting on the ground talking with police. he was not hurt. and neither were the 2 passengers. now witnesses say the impact struck the parked car and took out a mailbox at the corner. man walking his dog saw the crash and phelps when he stepped out of the vehicle. >> he was holding his back and limping but they offered hi
FOX
Aug 19, 2009 11:00pm EDT
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